Moneychanger shot on Longden St

A 60-year-old moneychanger is now a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was shot in his thigh and robbed of $120,000 in cash yesterday.

According to the police, Rockford Richardson of Freeman Street, East La Penitence was plying his trade on Longden Street, when he was confronted by two bandits on a motorcycle.

Richardson was reportedly sitting on a chair in front of Silvie’s General Store when the two men on the motorcycle approached him from the northern direction. After stopping, the pillion rider, who was armed with a gun, jumped off of the motorcycle and confronted the man.

The bandit demanded that he hand over his money and after a few seconds he gave in to the request and handed over $120,000 in cash to the man. However, after collecting the money the bandit shot him in his upper thigh, jumped back onto the motorcycle and he along with the rider escaped north along Longden Street.

Richardson was subsequently rushed to the hospital where he was treated and admitted.

A .32 spent shell was retrieved from the scene by investigators and CCTV footage was checked. 

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